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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2013
In a remarkably brief period of time, humans have developed technology that allows space travel to become a reality. Rockets have been built, energy systems designed, and planetary forces understood. In the activities described in this article, students investigate space travel by designing their own rockets and manipulating variables to determine…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Space Sciences, Investigations, Physical Sciences
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Burton, Bill; Ogden, Kate; Walker, Becky; Bledsoe, Leslie; Hardage, Lauren – Science and Children, 2018
For the last several years, the authors have implemented an integrated Mars Colony project for their third-grade classes. Students explored several considerations related to colonizing and inhabiting a new world, including food sources, types of citizens, transportation, and housing design. Nearly everything about the project was open-ended, full…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Space Sciences, Elementary School Science, Science Activities
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Gillman, Joan – Science and Children, 2013
To capture students' excitement and engage their interest in rocketships and visiting planets in the solar system, the author designed lessons that give students the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of developing straw rockets, and then observing which design can travel the longest distance. The lessons are appropriate for…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Lesson Plans, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Kennon, Tillman; Roberts, Ed; Fuller, Teresa – Science Teacher, 2008
Space travel, even low Earth orbit, is probably several years away for most of us; however, students and teachers can research the edge of space by participating in the BalloonSat program. BalloonSat is an offshoot of the Space Grant Consortium's very successful RocketSat program. The Arkansas BalloonSat program consists of teacher-initiated…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Information Technology, Community Resources, Space Sciences
Journal of Aerospace Education, 1975
Presents materials compiled to assist the elementary teacher in preparing teaching units in aerospace education. Suggests specific and general objectives and lists important concepts and questions pertaining to areas such as: history of flight, weather and flying, airplanes, jets, rockets, space travel, and the solar system. (MLH)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aviation Technology, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum
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Buckbee, Edward O. – CEFP Journal, 1983
The Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, the world's largest rocket and space museum, includes displays illustrating American rocket history, exhibits and demonstrations on rocketry principles and experiences, and simulations of space travel. A new project includes an integrated recreational-educational complex, described in the three…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Exhibits, History
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. – 1982
Following discussions of Oklahoma aerospace history and the history of flight, interdisciplinary aerospace activities are presented. Each activity includes title, concept fostered, purpose, list of materials needed, and procedure(s). Topics include planets, the solar system, rockets, airplanes, air travel, space exploration, principles of flight,…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Art Activities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Donaldson, Marcia Jackson – 1973
The major purpose of this study was to investigate developmental patterns of understandings of four types of selected phenomena possessed by economically and racially different boys and girls. A total of 64 boys and girls, 32 blacks and 32 whites, were selected from Head Start, kindergarten, nursery, and primary schooling environments and then…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Comprehension, Development, Doctoral Dissertations
Cincinnati Public Schools, OH. – 1971
Career orientation in the science curriculum introduces students to science-related careers and opportunities and enables them to prepare an educational program if they choose a science career. The curriculum guide is designed to aid junior high school science teachers in relating the seventh and eighth grade science curriculum to careers in…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education
In this videotape recording, students learn about the human quest to discover what is out in space. Students see the challenges and benefits of space exploration including the development of rocket science, a look back at the space race, and a history of manned space travel. A special section on the Saturn V rocket gives students insight into the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Activities
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Edmonds, James D., Jr. – Physics Education, 1974
Mathematically shows that in principle a spaceship could travel eight light years in ten earth years, with the passengers arriving 4.6 years older than when they left earth and having experienced an acceleration induced effective gravity of one g for the entire trip. (MLH)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Instruction, Mathematical Applications
Penn, Linda – 1985
Designed to present interesting facts about science and to heighten the curiosity of primary age students, this book contains activities about the natural world and numerous black and white illustrations. The activities specifically focus on space science and allow the children to view themselves as future space scientists. Section one contains…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Games, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
Savler, D. S.; Mackin, T. E. – 1972
This book, one in the series on Aerospace Education III, includes a discussion of the essentials of propulsion, control, and guidance and the conditions of space travel. Chapter 1 provides a brief account of basic laws of celestial mechanics. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 are devoted to the chemical principles of propulsion. Included are the basics of…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Energy, Fundamental Concepts
Bryant, Barbara Everitt – Libr J, 1970
A guide to Detroit dining. (Author)
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Recreational Activities, Travel, Urban Culture